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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Agricultural and Food Science Technicians *
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
(O*NET 19-4011.00, SOC 19-4011)
More detailed occupations under this title:
 - Agricultural Technicians
 - Food Science Technicians
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What they do
Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.
Vermont - 2019
10% $ 12.70   $26,410  
25% $ 17.12   $35,600  
Median $ 22.06   $45,880  
75% $ 26.78   $55,710  
90% $ 31.15   $64,800  
Average $ 22.18   $46,130  
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Projected Employment
 Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA
2016 employment 31
2026 employment 30
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    Associate's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    No work experience
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    1 to 12 months on-the-job training
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